Lansford

Borough council

The Lansford Borough Council has scheduled its monthly committee/council meetings for December as follows:

Tonight - Grants Committee, 6:30.

Friday, Dec. 3 - budget workshop (borough office, 26 E. Patterson St.), 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 8 - council meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 13 - Facility Planning Committee (borough office), 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 27 - Public Safety Committee, 6:30 p.m.; and Public Works Committee, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 28 - Municipal Administration Committee (borough office), 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 30 - Parks & Recreation Committee, 6:30 p.m.; and Community Development, Planning, Zoning, & Ordinance Committee, 7:15 p.m.

All of the meetings will be held at the Lansford Community Center, unless otherwise noted.

To decorate church

Members of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, will get together to decorate the church for the Christmas season on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed. Students in grade school or high school who need to meet church and/or community service hours requirements for confirmation of graduation are especially welcome.

Parish ministry

A new endeavor of parish ministry, HOPE (Helping Older Parishioners Earnestly), is being organized at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford. Volunteers are needed to work in pairs to assist parishioners in need. For more information, contact Marilyn Barrett, (570) 645-0370.

Scholarships

The St. Mary Magdalene Society Junior Branch No. 46 of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association is once again sponsoring its scholarship program for 2011. They are available in three categories: elementary grades 1-4, elementary grades 5-8, and high school.

Applications are available to members of the branch and must be postmarked before March 1. For additional information or applications, contact Veronica Bazik, (570) 645-5253, or Louise Dunstan, 645-4354.